On Monday, the campus International Socialist Organization president said he would help organize a large and disruptive protest if Gilchrist came back to Morningside Heights. Even the director of operations for the Columbia University College Republicans personally hoped that Gilchrist would not return, saying that it was fun a year ago, but she didn't need to relive the event.
Eisenbach was disappointed with the decision, telling the AP, "The health of a free society and a university depends on the free expression of ideas. Only through a free expression of ideas can we reach the truth." But perhaps Gilchrist himself was the most disappointed. The Post reports his reaction: "It would have been a great revelation for the student body and it would have redeemed the Columbia University student body's reputation of being comprised of a Paleolithic - a caveman - mentality."
(Dueling headlines from The New York Sun)
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